My Top Five MAC Lipsticks


I’m trying to do this new thing on my Facebook page where I hold weekly Q&A ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions. I still haven’t exactly found my groove with timings, but they’re usually round lunchtime at some point on a weekday. Pretty vague I know, but I give a bit of a heads up on the page and my Twitter beforehand. It’s been a really fun way to just have a big ol’ conversation with you lot. I sit attached to my laptop, tapping away and before you know it half an hour has passed and I’m desperate for water/food/the loo. I’m going to attempt an hour-long sesh soon, but I think I may need extra snacks for that. You lot like to test me with some tough questions and lot of things I get asked are along the ‘If you had to pick ‘*insert number here*, *insert brand here*, *insert product here* – what would they be?- style of questioning, so today I thought I’d share my top five MAC Lipsticks as it’s a pretty frequently asked one and the answer might not be quite what you expected…

You know by now that lips are the one area of my face where I don’t mind things getting colourful, so in my selection there’s a nod to nudes along with a few brighter shades. Starting off with the ‘M.L.B.B’ options though, Patisserie (swatched at the bottom) is probably my most worn MAC Lipstick of all time. It’s a great offering of everything that’s bloomin’ fab about nude lipsticks. There’s a hint of pink in there, a bit of brown and enough pigment to actually do something, but it’s presented in a slightly glossy  ‘my lips are naturally this nourished’ formula. The other nude I reach for a lot is Peach Blossom (swatched at the top), which is a little lighter in colour and consistency. This is probably as pale as I’ll go on my lips these days, but because it’s a little bit peachy, it stops things getting too Myth-y on the lips. Ahh Mythmemories.

For red it’s got to be Ruby Woo (swatched centre) (though I must buy Lady Danger soon as I have a feeling in my belly that that might be my true red love from MAC). It’s matte – like real matte – and once you get over its moisture-zapping abilities you realise it’s just a great all-rounder rouge. Not too warm or too cool it hangs around forever too so you’re never left wondering if you’re sporting a red ring round your mouth like a failed attempt at the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge (yep, I’m about a month too late with that reference aren’t I?). If I fancy something with a little more orange in it, which usually happens when I’m not feeling ballsy enough for red, I go for Morange (swatched second from bottom), which always doubles up as my ‘summery red‘ option. Slightly creamier in consistency, it still has the lasting power, but adds a bit of a playful twist to a classic colour.

My most versatile lipstick of all that I own is Rebel (swatched second from top). It looks kinda terrifying in the bullet, but it’s a purple toned berry shade that can lightly be swiped over the lips as a sheer wash or really layered up to look as deep as it does when you first twist it open. This colour looks seriously kick-ass on everyone – one to swatch fo’ sure. Oh you rebel.


  • I need to get my hands on Morange! I love Mac lipsticks. Velvet Teddy is one of my faves.

    Jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • I went to Mac on Saturday and did not really know what to get. Good thing Lily and you only posted and talked about your favourites afterwards otherwise I would have gone home with 10 new lipsticks 🙂

  • Sharmi Shah

    I love Ruby Woo and Rebel so much!
    Please do a Top 5 all time favourite lipstick post! 🙂
    Or a Top 5 drugstore one! 🙂

  • Emily Knott

    Peach blossom is a lovely lip colour! Great choices.

  • impatienceblog

    Rebel is one of my favourite MAC shades. I currently don’t have any of the others but I love the look of Peach Blossom. I’ll definitely be swatching that one next time I visit!

    Holly | Impatience is a Virtue | Bloglovin

  • Siobhan Amelia Hattersley

    Ruby Woo! I really need to get up and get this, it looks so beautiful! 😀 xx

  • These are stunning lipsticks


  • Ah great choices! I love Ruby Woo and Rebel but I have a feeling I’m going to have to give Peach Blossom a go as well – it looks stunning 😀

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • The only one of the bunch I have myself is Patisserie and I love it! I also once ordered Peach Blossom but I returned it as I found it to be too similar to Patisserie.
    One of my favourite Mac shades is Ravishing, though. It is great for summer!

    Marie x

  • Bella

    Great choices! Mine are Plumful , Rebel, and Hug Me. I had many Mac lipsticks when I was younger but I prefer other brands now.

  • philippa

    Syrup is definitely my top mac lipstick (:


  • Becky Lee

    I definitely need to pick up Rebel – I only have Creme Cup in my stash currently (although I love it!)… Great post as always x

  • hollycarole

    I absolutely love the look of rebel, that’s just gone straight to the top of my wishlist 🙂
    Love Holly x

  • Hope Richardson

    I’ve been tempted by Patisserie and Ruby Woo for a while now, definitely need to pick them up!

  • Such lovely picks! I love MAC Rebel, it’s such a lovely shade!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • My favourites are Patisserie (it’s so great for an everyday lipstick) and Ruby Woo (it always makes me feel so sexy hehe, oh, what makeup can do…).

    Julia x

  • Lovely post! I don’t know if they still have this, but I have MAC Red and I think it is the perfect red! I bought it myself a few years back and it is still a favourite

  • theblackblush blog

    Great picks! From these ones my favorite is Rebel and Rubby woo, but my favourites are please me and pink plaid! I can’t get enought from those two!

  • These are all such gorgeous choices! Patisserie is definitely one I’ll be picking up next time I’m at a MAC store. I hope you pick up Lady Danger, it’s my favourite red lipstick!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • I love Patisserie, it just goes with everything! I’m also really into Brave at the moment

  • Nina
  • They’re all beautiful! You can’t beat a MAC lipstick!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • Kirsty

    Can’t beat a bit of MAC. I’ve actually never owned any of these shades but my MAC lippie faves have to be Mehr – always, and Plumful although I did pick up one of the Huggable lipsticks this weekend and I’m already sold on the formula. One shade that I’ve been meaning to get my hands on for a while is Relentlessly Red. I’m always drawn to it at the counter. I love these kind of posts, it’s always fun to hear which shades everyone else raves about x

    Kirsty –

  • They are all gorgeous! You really can’t beat MAC for a lipstick, I love Flat Out Fabulous, Heroine and Russian Red <3

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

  • Peach Blossom is my favourite! It’s such a pretty colour, it was my first MAC purchase! x

  • I love these sorts of posts. I think I need to get my hands on Peach Blossom stat! This is a new one to me and I do ruddy love a nude lipstick!

    Hayley xo |

  • Laura

    You don’t have Lady Danger? You will love it! x

  • emily couture

    Peach Blossom look stunning 🙂

    emily xx

  • Christie O’Gorman

    You definitely need Lady Danger! I’ve got it in my top 5 :).

  • Jodie Vernon

    Ruby Woo is so pretty, it’s such a perfect red shade!

    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  • I have quite a few MAC lipsticks, but out of these I only own Ruby Woo, so I definitely need to add some of these x

  • Charlotte Elizabeth

    I’ve only ever had Mac Hue, for some reason I’m always overwhelmed by the amount of lipsticks that Mac do, but seeing this I’m sure I’ll be adding a few more to my collection!

  • I really want to try Peach blossom, I only own Plumful from MAC so far 🙂

    Kate xo //

  • I love Mac’s deeper shades, and Rebel is so pretty! I definitely think it’ll be one of the next Mac shades I pick up.

  • I am completely in love with M.A.C’s nude lipsticks. So Patisserie is definitely my favourite from your top 5. I really want to try Myth now, it looks like something I would also love.

  • Really want to add Lady Danger and Morange to my collection. Rebel is one of my all-time favourite lipsticks, from any brand.

    Rachel |

  • I really want to try Ruby Woo, it’s such a gorgeous red but I think it will just be way too drying for me!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  • I need to try more MAC Lipsticks, love the pinky shades x
    Emma |

  • I really want to get the Rebel, it’s so so pretty for the autumn/winter! I love all these shades, Patisserie is super pretty as well. I’d put Dark Side in my favourites, because it’s an amazing dark red tone 😉

    Julia xx
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  • Nice picks, I like that you have a little bit of everything. I need to try Morange!


  • Emma and Emily

    What a gorgeous selection of colours! I am a russian red girl when I need a pick me up!

    Emily x

  • Samantha Erin

    You’ve got to pick up Lady Danger! Definitely my favorite.

  • joysteib

    Love all things MAC and lipsticks are my guilty pleasure for sure. Need to purchase Lady Danger!!! Thanks for sharing those with us!! Hope you have a great week ahead.

  • Beth Walker

    Morange is so pretty! I’ve been looking at it for ages but as I’m a natural ginger I’m wary of approaching orange shades!

  • I bought Patisserie on your suggestion and love it:) One of my favorites is Plumful!

  • Zoe

    I looove Lady Danger & want to try Morange!


  • Great picks! So hard to narrow it down to 5, but you’ve done a good job 🙂 Rebel is one of my faves and yes- you need Lady Danger! xo

  • I still have my MAC Myth, I love it over a brown liner. Orange is also my favourite it’s such a fabulous shade, and Russian Red will always be my red shade to go to the formula is incredible

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Tal
  • Quite unexpected for some of your picks, though Patisserie is one you’ve made me so curious about! Definitely swatching it soon!

    Pauline | Catpacking

  • Şirin Lionne

    Hi Anna, do you have any recommendations on how to wear the Ruby Woo? Do you prep your lips before you put it on ’cause my Ruby Woo is so dry, I hardly get it on my lips especially on the inner part of my lips. Do you use a lip pencil before? Help please!! BTW, love your Blog/Youtube, you are one of my favourite Blogger/Vloger etc. So genuine, if that´s the right word. Sorry, I am not a native speaker 😉

    • critK9doc .

      Hi Sirin I’m not Anna the expert, but a couple of tips for wearing a really matte formula like Ruby Woo- yes, prep your lips well with balm but be sure to blot the excess balm well (any that has not sunk into your lips by the time you’re done doing your other makeup should be wiped away). Use a lip brush to apply the color like a stain. Then layer a liner at the edges to make any, ahem, adjustments, and buff the liner in to the center of your lips – you can color the lips in with the side of the pencil if you like. I do just because it makes the color last longer. Then apply your final layer of lipstick right from the tube or use a brush if that suits you better. Good luck!

      • Şirin Lionne

        Thanks a lot for your tip! I will try it the next time 😉

  • Jenny // thatnortherngal

    I wish I was braver with my lipstick choices and mixed it up now and then I’m definitely more likely to sway towards Patisserie than something like Ruby Woo.

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  • Liz

    I just got Lady Danger, it has quickly become one of my favourites!

    xo, Liz

  • I want to try them all 😀

  • Lady Danger is my favorite red orange lipstick from MAC, you have to get it, you’ll love it 🙂

  • I envy wearers of Ruby Woo so much. When I put it on my lips, though, it’s like applying chalk. I can’t handle MAC’s matte formula! Very jealous, it’s a gorgeous colour 🙂


  • Maireem Maneje

    I must check out Peach Blossom! 😀

  • Yessss you need Lady Danger!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Love your list, Patisserie and Ruby Woo are my favourites too!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Patisserie is one I definitely need to add to my collection! It looks so, so stunning. x

  • I think I need some Rebel in my life!


    • Claudia Christina

      you really do!

  • I still adore my MAC lippies, Plumful being my fave. I think it’s definitely time a few newbies were added to the collection though and Morange is certainly catching my eye! x

    What Rachael Wrote

  • Rebel looks great but I think I should give it a go with Ruby Woo. Visit me at You can follow me here:
    Have a lovely day, Iga x

  • Patisserie is definitely my fave! so easy to wear! I love the look of Morange, I’m in need of a summer lipstick for this year! x

  • Love Patisserie and Rebel. Both are gorgeous.

    Emma & The Beauty Blog

  • Rebel: kinda terrifying in the bullet, hahaha! Definitely! It looks beautiful on though, I agree. I also have morange which is my latest buy from Mac and am seriously in love with it. I’m yet to try Ruby woo, I’ve heard great things!


  • I had Morange applied the other day and it looked horrible on me, even though I wanted to love it so much!

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I finally got my hand on Velvet Teddy and I love it!! 🙂 These lip colours are so nice!! 🙂

  • love peach blossom. Rebel is nice but Diva is my favourite.

    Nosebag NI | Food & Lifestyle –

  • Lady Danger is an amazing colour and definitely one for summer, you will love that.

  • Chantal

    I really want to check out Morange after reading this. x

  • I have 4/5 of these so i (almost) completely agree with you! I suggest trying New York Apple its fabulous!

  • I’d probably get most wear out of a nude lipstick like Patisserie but I’d actually love to be able to pull off a cool shade like Rebel as well! ^_^

  • Ahhh..We have so much in common! Love Lady Danger and Rebel

  • I like how your favourite lip shades are always so colourful and unpredictable! You can pretty much get away with any shade, I think because the rest of your makeup is paired back. It’s such a great combination.

    I like the reds on you especially.

    Shanelle || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  • critK9doc .

    Looking back at your fave red nail varnishes post 2 years ago…what would you say are your favorite summery reds this year? I’ll put my votes in early…Guerlain 121 Rouge d’Enfer is my all time favorite red! Sorry for the high end weighted list…but I cant get enough of Givenchy 06 Carmin Escarpin (that and the Guerlain both come with brilliant wide brushes),a flame red, the pinky brightness of Dior 660 Glory, MAC Morange (for nails, oh yessss!) and the revoltingly overpriced fiery brightness of Tom Ford Ginger Fire. I love pairing a red nail, preferably on the short side, with a cyclamen-y or bright orange lip and next to nothing else but healthy glowing skin and mascara. Clothes optional, lol. For some reason, it just screams holiday! Xx

  • critK9doc .

    Oh, and if you haven’t tried it yet… MAC Pink Fusion lipstick. Summer, summer, summer!

  • Keri Blair

    I’m a huge MAC fan and I’m sad to say I haven’t tried any of these. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Rebel and Ruby Woo – yaaaassss.

  • These are all so nice! I have wanted to try the morange for ages but I am too scared haha x

  • My all time favourite MAC lipstick is easily Plumful. It’s just such an easy everyday shade, especially for the autumn/winter time.

    xx Julia

  • My all time fave mac lipsticks are palmful and jubilee, however I really want to pick up patisserie and peach blossom! x

  • Rebel was slightly a disappointment for me, the colour just not look that flattering on my skin tone and I wished it’d look as vampy as it is in the tube. My all time favourite is Cosmo and I’d love to try Morange next! ;D

    ieyra | babysoulz

  • My fave is Cosmo!
    I think its the perfect MLBB for people with tanned skin 🙂 x

  • I love Rebel, but my most used MAC lipstick is definitely Creme Cup – can’t go wrong with a pinky nude!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • Alexandra

    Rebel looks so gorgeous, I really want to get my hands on it 🙂 my favourite Mac lipsticks are definitely Velvet Teddy and Chili x


  • I love morange! Like you, I rarely wear it because sometimes I just don’t have the balls, haha!
    -Nishi x

  • These all look gorgeous! You have to get your hands on Lady Danger, it’s my all time fav!

  • Dalila Gdz

    You should definitely try Chili lipstick from Mac, it’s my favourite red lipstick and it would suit your green eyes so much!!

  • I own Peach Blossom and Morange! I love them both! Something about MAC lipsticks we just go back to them!

    PS I have a blog review on Morange, yay!

  • nevena

    I’ve being loving the rebel lipstick! x

  • I already have Russian Red which is a really nice matte red but I really want to get Ruby Woo, see what the hype is about 🙂


  • SamanthaSeries

    Ohhhh me likey Rebel

    Samantha Series

  • Suzan
  • fancie

    Rebel is so pretty! I can’t believe I don’t own it lol. I do have Lady Danger though and it’s a beautiful shade for spring and summer. I keep telling myself one day I’m going to back to MAC for Ruby Woo since I love Riri Woo. I guess I’ll save up my empties and grab Rebel too!

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  • This post got me so excited about getting my braces off next month (yes, I’m 28 and rocking a metal mouth) But soon I’ll be rocking Ruby Woo and will revel in my new love for lippy!
    I’m enjoying your blog/youtube/snapchats! Very inspiring.


  • Rebel and Ruby Woo look stunning! If I ever get my claws on a MAC lipstick – it would probably be one of those xoxo

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